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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
farms, tourist projects, and, increasingly, investment in the training, education and health sectors. to defense contractors, offsets are a necessary evil in a competitive international market. but many now demand their economies receive 70% or more of the value of a given contract, worrying executives who fear they may not be able to deliver on all those accumulated promises -- projected to top $500 billion by 2017, 60% shouldered by american firms. e right to worry. some of these schemes have proven costly failures. companies and governments bear blame: governments for making increasingly unrealistic demands and industry for agreeing to them. needed are global offset rules to establish precisely what constitutes acceptable or unreasonable industrial-compensation packages. but, in this buyers' market, companies are unwilling to trust their competitors to follow the rules. given the stakes they must strike smarter deals with help to mitigate long-term risks. renegotiating to ease mutually unreasonable demands to mitigate losses. this much is clear: a new approach is vital if
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
capabilities as they shrink the army while raising education and standards which softened as the force rapidly grew at the height of fighting two wars. second, the guard and reserve developed formidable fighting skills that will be difficult to pre search. doing so is critical as is the need to integrate components. third the army must improve its specific strategy and presence. it is already building regional partnerships to improve cooperation, training and stability efforts that will be helped by having a respected australian major general, rick burr, as the pacific command. the army must welcome closer air force navy cooperation and refine its key develop rations to regional operations especially missile defense, special operations, light infantry and airborne forces, logistics as well as humanitarian and disaster relief capabilities. finally the army must ensure units and equipment have the broadest utility around the globe instead of being narrowly tailored. the army must emerge from the drawdown ready to face missions both similar and far different from those over the past decad
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